Biennial Ownership Reports are due by June 3, 2013 for Noncommercial Radio Stations in Arizona, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, or Wyoming and Noncommercial Television Stations in Michigan or Ohio
Annual EEO Public File Report Deadline for Stations in Arizona, Idaho, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, or Wyoming
TV Spectrum Sharing Envisioned by FCC Seen Doable
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Lauren Lynch Flick
Ms. Lynch Flick is a partner in Pillsbury's communications group. Ms. Lynch Flick represents commercial and noncommercial broadcasters, content providers, and advertisers on issues related to their electronic and digital media activities. Before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and federal courts, Ms. Lynch Flick has advocated extensively for broadcast clients in connection with broadcast licensing, rulemaking and enforcement proceedings, as well as complex mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Lynch Flick counsels diverse clients with respect to a wide range of regulatory compliance and content issues from the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA); Federal Trade Commission (FTC), FCC and Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) regulations concerning marketing to children; Do Not Call/Do Not Fax/Do Not Email requirements arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act and similar state and federal laws, to the ever-changing equal employment opportunity rules of the FCC; and the impact of the National Broadband Plan on various industries. She has developed a practice advising advertisers, broadcasters, and others conducting or involved in contests, sweepstakes, casino advertising and social media promotions with respect to their legal intricacies. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Lynch Flick was a partner in the Washington, DC communications firm of Fisher Wayland Cooper Leader & Zaragoza, which merged with Shaw Pittman in April 2000. She is fluent in Spanish, and is experienced in Spanish-language advertising and programming issues through her representation of the nation’s largest Spanish-language broadcasters.
Ms. Lynch Flick is a regular contributor to CommLawCenter.com, Pillsbury's one-stop resource center covering a wide array of communications law matters.
- Merged two publicly-traded media companies, including due diligence and prosecution of applications before the FCC for more than 80 licenses.
- Litigated numerous cases and set precedent before the FCC concerning broadcasters' carriage on cable and satellite systems, including securing the only fine ever assessed against a cable system for its failure to comply with its carriage obligations pursuant to statute and FCC rule.
- Advised a brand advertiser on structuring an international skill contest using consumer-generated content, including privacy issues, judging standards, and drafting of contest rules.
- Advised a non-profit entity on conducting a skill contest to award college students scholarship money, including structuring the contest and drafting of contest rules.
- Advised potential investors in online game company regarding compliance with state and federal gambling laws.
American Bar Association; Federal Communications Bar Association
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit